About two hours ago I got back from a nice movie date with Courtni. We’ve been together for over seven months and I’m still happy with her. Of course why wouldn’t I be? Rather than something with heavy action, we decided to change it up by seeing a nice, fun G rated film. That film was The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Watching these building block characters and block settings brought back so many memories to my childhood when I was constructing everything I could think of, such as cars; castles; boats; and cities. It almost makes me want to play with them against Lego blocks were one of the few things that brought me and my sister Christina together as kids. Interesting enough, this film included a live action brother and sister who spent a majority of the film feuding over lego blocks, only to unite and play together in the end.
Though Valentine’s Day isn’t here just yet, I couldn’t help but give babe one of her gifts a little early before the movie. I got her a canvas collage of three pictures of us. (Left) The day I took her to a sunflower field; (top right ) us on the day I went bowling with her and her family; (bottom right) the first day we had dinner and a movie date, which was also the day I asked her to be my lady.
Courtni said she loved it. Choosing just the right pictures and getting them to fit was not an easy task. It was good thing I ran into my mother at Walmart the day I began to put the canvas together. As I hilariously tried to fit images together at the computers near the kiosk center, she gave her input on what pictures would go good together. Yep, even in my twenties, Mom is still happy to give me advice.
Speaking of age, yours truly turned 27 last month. To some I’m old, to others, particularly those generations ahead, I’m a baby. Though do not like to boast about my birthday or party hard like I could die at any day, I am grateful and blessed to have lived this long. Not a week goes by when I don’t think about those who have gone to sleep around my age and much younger. Seeing death grab others is a harsh reminder that we are not immortal. Every year, month, day, hour, minute, and second is so precious. Live your life, appreciate it, live it the right way.
Two Saturdays ago, our church held a Bible Bowl for our Pathfinder group- The Chosen- and several other Pathfinder Clubs in the Kentucky- Tennessee Conference. The Pathfinder Bible Experience is an event in which different Pathfinder clubs study a certain book of the Bible ahead of time and compete against other clubs by putting their knowledge to the test. This competition the clubs covered the entire book of Luke. Although our club took third place, and the youth were a bit saddened about not winning, myself and the other staff reassured them that winning is not the most important thing. What’s more vital is us as Christians building up our biblical knowledge and growing more in Christ. I could not have been more proud to know that they studied hard and functioned as a team. They sure did better then I would have, I reassured them. Prepping our youth for this event in my opinion was a good reminder for all of us as Christian to spend time opening the Bible everyday.
(Above pic: Me and the church Pathfinder Pathfinder Director Jose Alba)
Going on about Pathfinders, I am set to go on a five day trip to Oshkosh Wisconsin for a Pathfinder event called the International Camporee. It is an event in which thousands of Pathfinders from 100 countries come together to grow closer in Christ. This year I feel like Christ is calling me to come out of my comfort zone and to let Him use me and strengthen me in ways I have never thought possible. Whatever He has in store for me, I hope I don’t shy away from it. This would be a golden opportunity to meet other Adventist’s from around the world, learn about their culture, and learn how similar or different their style of worship is. Either way, we all have follow; fear; and love the same God.
Also last month, I finished reading a book I started in December. That book is Ellen G. White’s “Heaven”. When I first picked up this book I was intending to binge it in a day because of how short in length it appeared. But I see now that I was not meant to. God intended me to take my time with this one. To play close attention to every bit of information, study it, and meditate what I took in. Reading this book along with God’s Word has helped me further realize that I should be bettering myself. Though I know not the hour of when Jesus will return, the least I can do is prepare myself for that day. Not just myself, but I should be helping others get ready as well. I’ve shared quite of a few already of what I’ve taken from this book. Best believe that I will be sharing more, as well as whatever else I learn from future studying I do.
I’ll let you all go for now. To my fellow bloggers, I look forward to reading more of your extraordinary work. God Bless.